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Perfection is crucial in building an aircraft, a bridge, or a high-speed train. The code and mathematics residing just below the surface of the Internet is also this way. Things are either perfectly right or they will not work. So much of the world we work and live in is based upon being correct, being perfect. But after this someone got through organizing everything just perfectly, he (or probably a she) was left with a bunch of stuff that didn’t fit anywhere—things in a shoe box that had to go somewhere. So in desperation this person threw up her arms and said, “OK! Fine. All the rest of this stuff that isn’t perfectible, that doesn’t seem to fit anywhere else, will just have to be piled into this last, rather large, tattered box that we can sort of push behind the couch. Maybe later we can come back and figure where it all is supposed to fit. Let’s label the box ART.”
Brene Brown - Daring Greatly.

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Mexico: The Cancun Underwater Museum. Tag the people you wanna dive here with. #cancun #mexico #cancunundwatermuseum #underwater #monuments #travel #tourism #travelideas

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Mexico: The Cancun Underwater Museum. Tag the people you wanna dive here with. #cancun #mexico #cancunundwatermuseum #underwater #monuments #travel #tourism #travelideas

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I loved your review! I guess the deluxe version of the album is quite long and it takes some time to digest all the songs. I love your perception of Miracle, LOL. I’ll tell you a little fun fact about it: I came up with the chords for the song before I wrote it and I was trying different melodies and lyrical concepts, the first that emerged was ‘Miracle’ and I loved it, but didn’t think it was strong enough as single material even though I love its message and thought it could really empower people. (I feel like it could be used as a theme for the World Cup or the Olympics) Anyway, I decided to come up with different melodies and a new lyrical concept, and ‘Music Therapy’ was born. I personally thought it was so refreshing and would make a perfect concert starter, so I decided it should be the first single after hearing the final result. I loved ‘Miracle’ though and didn’t want to let go of it, so I changed the music production and decided to put it on the deluxe edition of the album as it works with the whole concept of ‘Soundproof’ really well. The bridge of the song is one of my favorites that I’ve ever done.
Thank you for this review! It put a smile on my face. (As you always do!)
headstrongwolf:

I keep neglecting to write a review for Soundproof.
Honestly, I’m lazy.
But Omar, you know I love the album, so I’m gonna spill some comments here since you’re curious.
I love that you remastered some of the songs so they have small differences from SP-Part 1, especially on Loving You.
You know that Leave Me Alone was my favorite off the EP, so I’m glad you made the interlude. It’s on my sleep playlist, actually.
Flashing Lights is very disco and it’s probably the best off the album, I’m not gonna lie. At least, that’s what I’ll say until next week when my favorite will become some other song on the album. And the cycle will continue. Lmao.
You were right about apprecihation. I really do like it. I love when you get angry, it’s a side we don’t see very often, so it’s kind of shocking when your inner tiger comes out!
The only thing I’m on the fence about really, is Miracle. It’s basically Music Therapy with different lyrics. And I’m not sure if I like that or not. It’s different and I can’t name a single artist who’s done something similar with full intention, but at the same time, it’s kinda… watered down, and at the same time, new flavor’s been added. The lyrics however, sound like one of my anthems and they’re constantly stuck in my head.At least, that was my first thought. Now that it’s sunk in, I feel like it was a completely different idea and I respect it.
Can your vocals get any better? I need to start doing vocal training again so I can hit those high notes in my car. My voice has broken SO MANY TIMES OMG.
Final thought - Music videos for Bad, Leave Me Alone, and Flashing Lights ;)
Keep it coming.
I’m sorry I couldn’t put more detail into this. I’m lazy. You know how I get. Love ya. <3

I loved your review! I guess the deluxe version of the album is quite long and it takes some time to digest all the songs. I love your perception of Miracle, LOL. I’ll tell you a little fun fact about it: I came up with the chords for the song before I wrote it and I was trying different melodies and lyrical concepts, the first that emerged was ‘Miracle’ and I loved it, but didn’t think it was strong enough as single material even though I love its message and thought it could really empower people. (I feel like it could be used as a theme for the World Cup or the Olympics) Anyway, I decided to come up with different melodies and a new lyrical concept, and ‘Music Therapy’ was born. I personally thought it was so refreshing and would make a perfect concert starter, so I decided it should be the first single after hearing the final result. I loved ‘Miracle’ though and didn’t want to let go of it, so I changed the music production and decided to put it on the deluxe edition of the album as it works with the whole concept of ‘Soundproof’ really well. The bridge of the song is one of my favorites that I’ve ever done.

Thank you for this review! It put a smile on my face. (As you always do!)

headstrongwolf:

I keep neglecting to write a review for Soundproof.

Honestly, I’m lazy.

But Omar, you know I love the album, so I’m gonna spill some comments here since you’re curious.

I love that you remastered some of the songs so they have small differences from SP-Part 1, especially on Loving You.

You know that Leave Me Alone was my favorite off the EP, so I’m glad you made the interlude. It’s on my sleep playlist, actually.

Flashing Lights is very disco and it’s probably the best off the album, I’m not gonna lie. At least, that’s what I’ll say until next week when my favorite will become some other song on the album. And the cycle will continue. Lmao.

You were right about apprecihation. I really do like it. I love when you get angry, it’s a side we don’t see very often, so it’s kind of shocking when your inner tiger comes out!

The only thing I’m on the fence about really, is Miracle. It’s basically Music Therapy with different lyrics. And I’m not sure if I like that or not. It’s different and I can’t name a single artist who’s done something similar with full intention, but at the same time, it’s kinda… watered down, and at the same time, new flavor’s been added. The lyrics however, sound like one of my anthems and they’re constantly stuck in my head.
At least, that was my first thought. Now that it’s sunk in, I feel like it was a completely different idea and I respect it.

Can your vocals get any better? I need to start doing vocal training again so I can hit those high notes in my car. My voice has broken SO MANY TIMES OMG.

Final thought - Music videos for Bad, Leave Me Alone, and Flashing Lights ;)

Keep it coming.

I’m sorry I couldn’t put more detail into this. I’m lazy. You know how I get. Love ya. <3

omarafuni:

#SoundproofLive

I’m doing a series of live performances of songs from my new album ‘Soundproof’. The first performance of the series is ‘Bad' which is one of my favorite songs on the album. It's about self forgiveness and being ok with the fact that you're meant to make mistakes. You can download the song for free here. It’s also available for streaming on Spotify, iTunes Radio, Beats Music, and more.

Please reblog and share if you enjoy this song. xoxo

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I recorded this live rendition of ‘Angel’ by Sarah McLachlan for my friend Michelle back in 2004. I was 18 then. I thought it would be nice to post this to let people hear what I sounded like 10 years ago and show everyone just how long I’ve been pursuing music. I will keep going at it until I stop breathing.

Thank you to everyone who’s supported me through the years, especially Dennis and Michelle who have been there since the very beginning. I love you.